Are you sure Rafale's can fit on both lifts on Vikramaditya? I was told with some adjustments it may fit on the lifts of Vikrant (though it may be inconvenient or difficult to do so). Since Rafale's wings do not fold.I don't think they are still in production it stopped long back why would we pay extra for it now ? May be russia can sell the second hand ones it operate .
But should have went for it earlier when they costed less than 30 mn or clubbed it with mmrca entirely then. Better lease a sqd of Rafale or operate the existing ones with 18 fighter jets each and eight in reserve and wait for tedbf